All Trash Rubbish Services

Rubbish removal Sydney

Everyone produces rubbish – it’s a fact of life. The problem is, excess or poorly managed debris and waste can cause issues, some of which can put the health and safety of you, your family, and your staff at risk.

That’s why businesses, small and large households, construction sites, and industrial operations all require an effective and responsible waste removal system to keep things running properly. And many choose to work with a professional waste removal company – whether that be on a one-off basis or ongoing.

Let’s take a closer look at what rubbish removal actually is.

What is rubbish removal?

Rubbish removal refers to the taking away of unwanted or useless debris and waste from a home, office, commercial premise, or construction site.

Rubbish removal services achieve two crucial goals. First, they help keep your home or workspace clean and clutter free. In some instances, excess clutter can quickly turn into health and safety concerns, resulting in trips, slips, and falls. This is especially true if you are running an industrial or construction operation.

What’s more, if you are dealing with more hazardous waste, improper disposal or the total neglect of disposal can cause infection and disease and can harm the waterways, wildlife, and greater natural environment.

Second, rubbish removal services ensure each type of waste is disposed of responsibly. That’s right – there are many different types of waste beyond wrappers, packing, and food scraps. Things like old paint, leftover fuel, and construction materials all require specialist disposal. We’ll take a more detailed look at the different types of waste, and the legislation governing their disposal, below.

Many households and businesses choose to hire a skip bin to undertake rubbish removal. However, this more hands-on rubbish removal service will require a fair amount of physical exertion and can be stressful. Also, if you’re grappling with a potentially hazardous waste material, you may not know the proper way to dispose of it.

Instead, it’s much easier and more time-efficient to call in the pros. Expert rubbish removal in Sydney takes the hard work out of ridding your residential, commercial, or industrial premise of unwanted waste. 

The team behind All Trash can give you a much-needed hand as you work on removing junk from your property – whatever that junk may be. There is no job too big or too small for our passionate team. We’ll happily remove an old mattress or demolish an entire home. We’ll responsibly dispose of things like green waste and old paint, all the way up to pathological and regulated waste. And we can recycle all of your various plastics.

Just get in touch and leave the hard work to us.

Waste regulations in NSW

Did you know that state-level laws and regulations govern waste disposal and management? Here in New South Wales, under the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a number of critical legislations ensure the waste disposal industry remains fair, modern, and effectively regulated.

Now, let’s examine these pieces of legislation and how they impact different types of waste.

What laws govern the disposal of waste in NSW?

Three critical laws govern the disposal of waste in NSW.

The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997

This is the principal environmental protection legislation in NSW. Also referred to as the POEO Act, this legislation defines waste, establishes an effective waste management system, and outlines offences related to waste and their penalties.

The Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014

This Waste Regulation Act gives the EPA the authority to implement rules designed to protect the environment and human health. Through the implementation of strict thresholds, the Waste Regulation Act serves a platform from which a modern and balanced waste industry can be developed.

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001

Known in short as the WARR Act, the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001 promotes the reduction of waste through the better, more responsible use of recourses here in NSW. The act offers provisions for waste strategies and encourages industry action to minimise waste.

What types of waste require specialist disposal according to the EPA?

The NSW government and EPA outline a variety of waste types that require specialist disposal procedures, most of which pose a serious threat to human health.

Here’s a quick outline of some of these:

  • Contaminated land: Contaminated land from construction and industrial processes must be tackled responsibly. Contamination can spread, threatening the health of both the environment and humans. The EPA regulates the clean-up of contaminated land to minimise pollution and protect community wellbeing.
  • Pesticides: Pesticides are designed to control and destroy pests by sabotaging their life cycle, behaviour, or metabolism. Some pesticides can also interfere with human health, and therefore must be disposed of responsibly.
  • Dangerous goods: Goods that pose a substantial risk to people, property, and the environment as a result of their specific physical or chemical characteristics must be transported and disposed of in accordance with rules set out by the EPA.
  • Radiated materials: Under the Acts and Regulations listed above, the EPA has certain regulatory powers determining the use, sale, disposal, storage, transportation, and clean-up of radiated materials (ionising radiation apparatus, non-ionising radiation apparatus, and radioactive substances).

What other types of waste should I be aware of?

The above hazardous materials are not the only types of waste that must be dealt with in a specialised way. Many everyday household objects require responsible disposal. This includes the following items:

  • Fuel
  • Poisons, such as rat poison
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Drain cleaners
  • Motor oil
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Electronics, such as computers, laptops, TVs, mobile phones
  • Medical waste, such as leftover prescription pills
  • Oil paint
  • Antifreeze

How can I ensure my waste is properly disposed of?

Whether you have residential, commercial, or industrial waste, the only way you can be 100 per cent confident that your potentially hazardous waste is disposed of properly is to work with a trusted rubbish removal company.

Here at All Trash, we know the waste industry inside and out. We can dispose of everything from garden waste to recyclable plastics in a responsible manner. We take the guesswork out of waste disposal, so you can rest easy knowing your waste isn’t harming the community or environment.

Rubbish removal frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the questions we get asked time and time again. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Let’s get started.

How much does rubbish/junk/waste removal cost?

The cost of rubbish removal Sydney will depend on a number of key factors. These include:

  • The location of the premise, it’s age, and the accessibility of the waste
  • The amount of time and labour required – our team provides 30-minutes of free labour with applicable fees after this time
  • The amount of waste to be disposed of – we charge per cubic metre of waste
  • The types of waste to be disposed of, and whether or not the waste is mixed and requires sorting
  • Whether or not any form of protection is required
  • Whether or not there is contaminated or potentially hazardous waste present

Here are a couple of real-life case studies to give you a general understanding of the cost of rubbish removal in Sydney:

Surry Hills garden waste removal

We removed one trailer load of general garden waste from a property in Surry Hills. The total cost was $150.

Cronulla household rubbish removal

We removed three tables, four timber chairs, and a large cupboard for a total cost of $190.

Penrith construction material removal

Our team removed and disposed of about three tonnes of brick and concrete from a driveway. The total cost was $450.

When it comes to pricing different types of waste, we break our rubbish removal services down into four main streams:
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  • Household: furniture, appliances, clothes, etc.
  • Building and demolition waste: broken gyprock, tiles, doors, glass, bricks, concrete, etc.
  • Clean heavy: this type of waste must only include brick, concrete, sand, soil, and asphalt
  • Recyclable materials: this refers to items that are recyclable and non-contaminated, such as concrete, green waste, cardboard, and scrap metal

Each waste type comes at a different cost. If you require mixed waste to be removed, we average the costs, meaning that you receive a fair price for your removal..

Find out more about our pricing on our Prices page.

What is pathological waste?

Pathological waste is a stream of biohazardous waste that includes human-derived tissues, body parts, and organs, as well as tissues, organs, and body parts derived from vertebrate animals that may have been used in research. Pathological waste may also include infected animal bedding and items contaminated with human blood or bodily fluids.

Pathological waste is typically produced by medical facilities, such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, cosmetic surgery centres, and veterinary clinics.

Because of the sensitive, potentially hazardous nature of pathological waste, it must be disposed of through a specialist process. The majority of pathological waste is not suitable for the medical waste autoclave machines that simply sterilise the waste prior to disposal. Instead, it must be destroyed through medical incineration – an incredibly powerful, high temperature treatment that reduces the waste to dust or ash.

The process of pathological waste disposal is as follows:

1. Identification of the waste

Is the waste you have considered pathological? If you aren’t sure, it’s best to contact a medical waste disposal company for confirmation. If you get in touch with us, we can help with the identification of your waste, and let you know the treatments required for proper disposal.

2. Segregate the waste

You’ll need to separate any pathological waste from things like bandages, blood-stained clothing, and gauze. These items are suitable for medical autoclaves. Human and animal tissue, organs, limbs, and bodies must be segregated into their own waste section.

3. Label the waste as pathological

It’s critical to label your pathological waste. That way, the waste disposal company and medical waste treatment centre will know that the contents needs to be taken to the incinerator.

What’s considered regulated waste?

Regulated waste is waste that requires a specialised disposal process as set out by regulating bodies, such as the NSW government and EPA. Regulated waste is generally considered harmful to human health and environmental wellbeing, and may include the following items:

  • Potentially infectious materials, such as infectious animal bedding
  • Items that could release blood or other infectious liquids either in a liquid or semi-liquid state
  • Items caked in dried blood
  • Contaminated sharp objects, such as used needles
  • Pathological waste, including human and animal organs and limbs
  • Microbiological waste
  • Potentially damaging or poisonous substances such as asbestos, lead and lead compounds, and arsenic

A full list of regulated waste items can be found here, in section 2E of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.

When it comes to transporting and disposing of these regulated wastes and waste residues, waste handlers are required to submit tracking information. This tracking information helps the EPA monitor the transportation and management activities associated with the waste, so they can be sure that it is not causing harm to human and environmental health.

What’s more, waste handlers that transport any amount of regulated commercial waste, or more than 250kg of regulated waste outside of a commercial context, must hold environmental authority (EA) under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The facility that receives and disposes of the waste must also be registered EA.

What is the proper way to dispose of garbage?

The proper way to dispose of garbage will depend on the type and quantity of the rubbish in question. Incredibly, the average family here in Australia produces around 2.25kg of waste every single day – that’s just shy of a staggering 800kg of waste every single year!

To help you correctly get rid of your rubbish – whether that’s household items or commercial waste – have a read of the following tips for proper waste disposal.

Avoid landfill if possible

Landfill should be the very last option for regular, non-contaminated waste. Sure, dumping rubbish into landfill is the easiest option – that’s where most of our rubbish we put in the bin is sent. But it isn’t the most environmentally-friendly option by any stretch.

Different types of rubbish decompose at different rates, with some items taking decades to breakdown completely. To illustrate, natural food waste such as an apple core will only take a few months to decompose fully when in landfill. A tyre, on the other hand, can take more than half a century.

To prevent your waste from ending up in landfill when it isn’t necessary, avoid mixing your waste. For example, try to separate natural food waste from recyclables, and both from general rubbish. Separated rubbish will allow for easy and responsible disposal while preventing nasty odours and pests. It’s a win-win.

Segregate different types of rubbish

Let’s take a closer look at rubbish segregation. Most of us are familiar with the general rubbish bin, the green rubbish bin, and the recycling bin we all have here in Australia. But did you know you can do even more to segregate your waste to ensure proper treatment?

When it comes to recyclable items, you can separate them into metal, glass, wood, and plastic. You may also like to separate food waste from general waste, using your food waste in a compost heap, if you have one.

Finally, always be sure to handle large items (such as a mattress, old bikes, or couches) and hazardous materials (oil paint, motor fuel, or electronics, for example) separately.

Never dump or burn your waste illegally

Dumping your waste and rubbish on the side of the road is illegal and can result in serious penalties. Not only does dumped rubbish take away from the pleasant look and feel of a neighbourhood, but it can also harm the environment. Remember, many household and business items contain hazardous materials and chemicals – including electronics – that can leech into the soil and waterways. This poses a serious health risk to those in the community and well as the local flora and fauna.

Burning rubbish is also not a suitable – or a legal – way to dispose of waste here in Australia. Aside from the serious safety risks associated with burning rubbish, the incineration process can cause harmful chemicals to escape into the atmosphere. What’s more, you most likely will not be able to reduce your waste to dust or ash. Instead, you’ll be left with more waste, making the entire process inefficient to the point of being useless.

Know when you’re dealing with hazardous materials

If you have hazardous materials in your possession that you need removed and disposed of, it’s critical to take specialist care and contact professional waste handlers. Never ignore instructions or signs that inform you not to dispose of the item in the general trash. You’ll find these signs on things like batteries and aerosol cans.

The best option is to work with a trusted waste handler, such as the team at All Trash. We can help rid you of these nasty substances, giving you peace of mind that your waste isn’t causing any harm.

How to dispose of the most common types of rubbish

Now, let’s walk through how to dispose of the most common types of rubbish.

How to dispose of glass

Whole glass can be recycled. Contact a waste disposal expert or take it to your nearest recycling centre.

Broken glass cannot be recycled. Similarly, some forms of glass cannot be recycled whether or not it’s broken or whole. This includes the following:

  • Windows and windscreens
  • Mirrors
  • Light globes
  • Heat-treated glass (i.e., Pyrex)
  • Medical glass

How to dispose of plastic

Just like glass, not all plastics are created the same, meaning different disposal methods are required for different plastics. Here are a few ways you can get rid of your plastic waste:

  • Dump it in landfill via your general waste bin. This is NOT a recommended way to get rid of your plastic waste, as pollutants from the plastic can leech into neighbouring waterways, impacting local ecosystems.
  • Upcycle your waste. This means that, instead of throwing your plastic rubbish in the bin, you use it to create useful products such as containers, pen holders, paint pots, and more. Of course, you can’t upcycle all of your plastic waste, but it’s good to keep this method in mind.
  • Recycle your plastic waste. Many types of plastics can be recycled – we’ll take a look at recycling plastics in more detail below.
  • Hire a specialist rubbish removal company. Here at All Trash, we can help you remove all types of plastics for you. We know precisely how to dispose of different types of plastics, so you can have confidence that your waste has been disposed of responsibly.

Most households and businesses choose recycling as their preferred method of plastic rubbish removal. The question, then, is this: what types of plastics can be recycled?

Generally speaking, hard plastics can be recycled and soft or ‘scrunch-able’ plastics cannot be recycled. Hard plastics such as water bottles and rinsed out shampoo bottles can be recycled via your recycling bin. Plastic knives, forks, and spoons cannot be recycled, as they get caught in sorting machines at the recycling facility.

Plastic bags, food packaging, and other ‘scrunch-able’ plastics are non-recyclable and can contaminate the recycling system. Never put this type of plastic in the recycling bin.

How is toxic waste disposed?

Toxic waste is rubbish that may be harmful or dangerous to human health and the environment. Toxic waste – often referred to as hazardous waste – can come in the form of liquid, solid, or gas, and makes up almost 10 per cent of the waste produced in Australia.

Typically, hazardous waste is produced by infrastructure industries and construction sites. That being said, many households contain toxic waste, too.

Household waste that may be considered hazardous includes the following:

  • Motor oil
  • Kerosene
  • Cleaning chemicals used in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Oil paint
  • Drain cleaner
  • Pest poisons
  • Medical waste
  • Fuel
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • And more

Toxic waste generated by commercial and manufacturing industries include the following:

  • Thinners
  • Paints
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Pesticides
  • Contaminated soil
  • Dyes
  • Mining waste
  • Lead-containing waste
  • Asbestos
  • And more

When handling, transporting, and disposing of toxic waste, it’s vital to take the following characteristics into consideration, as these can cause harm to people and the environment:

  • Whether or not the substance or item is flammable, for example, ethanol, methanol, and benzene.
  • How corrosive the material is. This generally relates to acids and bases that are capable of eating through metal containers during transportation, such as nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, and sodium hydroxide solution.
  • How toxic the waste is. Waste with high levels of toxicity can leach into groundwater and wreak havoc on local ecosystems. This includes arsenic, silver, and barium.
  • Whether or not the substance is highly reactive. Highly reactive waste can cause explosions and other violent phenomena. This includes sodium, metal, lithium metal, and concentrated sulphuric acid.

With these factors in mind, it’s clear that hazardous and toxic waste requires specialist disposal processes. Evidently, toxic waste cannot be dumped in landfill – the harmful chemicals and substances can leak into the environment and waterways, negatively impact the environment, animals, and even human health.

To prevent these potentially disastrous side-effects, it’s best to follow the toxic waste disposal methods below.

Find a local hazardous waste collection and disposal facility

If you can transport your hazardous waste (for example, you could easily transport things like leftover paint), you may like to find a local hazardous waste collection and disposal facility yourself. This is not the best option if you are not sure how to identify the type of waste you have, or if your community doesn’t have a hazardous waste disposal facility.

Contact a professional rubbish removal Sydney company

This is definitely the best option for toxic waste disposal. Whether you are a DIY renovator with leftover materials, or are the head of a full-scale manufacturing plant, working with a waste handler can take the headache and guesswork out of safe and responsible waste disposal.

The team at All Trash can come to your property, pick up your waste, and dispose of it correctly in accordance with the legislation and regulations set out by the EPA. That way, you can rest easy knowing your hazardous waste isn’t leaking into our precious waterways, impacting the health of animals, waterways, and even humans in the community and beyond.

Reduce the amount of toxic waste you produce

Toxic waste reduction is a great way to minimise the amount of specialist disposal procedures you need to undertake. This might be as simple as switching out your fluorescent light bulbs for incandescent light bulbs, or as complex and undertaking a company-wide hazardous material use audit.

Rubbish removal: Sydney services

The expert team behind All Trash can help you in all aspects of waste removal. There is no job too big or too small for us. We are committed to safe, effective, cost-efficient, and responsible waste disposal.

Here are the top-quality rubbish removal services we provide to the Sydney region.

Construction waste removal

Construction sites are rife with building materials, debris, and other waste. Keep your worksite clean and clutter free to minimise the risk of tripping and falling and maximise the productivity of your staff.

Whether its building materials – such as concrete and bricks – or hazardous substances, our team can take care of your waste measurement, giving you more time to do what you do best.

Find out more about our construction waste removal service.

Demolition services

We provide demolition services for both residential and commercial clients. Our competent team can help you complete a home demolition, commercial demolition, or strip out demolition.

We can even provide a post-demolition waste removal service, so you don’t need to worry about cleaning up your building site, which can be time-consuming and physical work.

Find out more about our demolition services.

Household rubbish removal

Undergoing a renovation? Maybe you’re just cleaning up your yard or making space for new furniture. Whatever you need, our friendly and professional team can remove any household waste – that’s one less thing you need to think about.

Our household rubbish removal service includes the removal and proper disposal of green and garden waste and unwanted junk (broken furniture, mattresses, old toys, old clothes, etc.).

We also work with real estate agents to clear out properties prior to sale or leasing, so the new owners or tenants have a clean, clutter-free blank-slate to live in.

Find out more about our household rubbish removal services in Sydney.

Office rubbish removal

Keeping your office clean and clutter-free is vital to maximising comfort and productivity. If you’re in the process of redoing your office space or you just have a couple of old chairs to get rid of, our team can help.

Do keep in mind that some office items are classified as hazardous waste and must be disposed of responsibly. This includes any electronics, such as old computers, phones, monitors, TVs, and printers.

Find out more about our office rubbish removal service.

Shop fitting removal service

Redoing a shop? Have a whole bunch of rubbish that needs to be removed before you can commence your renovation or put your commercial space up for rent?

No worries. Get in touch with our team and enjoy a fast, cost-effective shop fitting removal service. You’ll be open for business in no time.

Find out more about our shop fitting removal service.

Strata waste removal

Have waste you need removed from a building under your management? We work closely with body corporates and strata managements to remove rubbish from apartment buildings, closed communities, and other managed complexes.

Find out more about our strata waste removal services.

Get in touch with our expert rubbish removal team today

Make sure you effectively and responsibly dispose of your waste by working with a waste removal service you can trust.

Our team has years of experience helping residential, commercial, and industrial clients in the Sydney region remove, recycle, and dispose of general, garden, and hazardous waste.

Call today on 0400 061 061 or visit our contact page, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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For more information on our rubbish removal services, contact All Trash OZ at the number below.  We can also be reached through our “Get a Quote” form that is found at the top right of this page.  Questions, or to schedule our services, just contact us.

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